Elisa Angulo-Cánovas is a PhD student studying the marine cyanobacteria Synechococcus and Prochlorococcus. Her research focuses on marine cyanobacterial interactions via membrane vesicles and nanotubes. She studies how different stress conditions could affect membrane vesicles production in these relevant organisms, as well as the possible implications that direct interaction via nanotubes could have. Her supervisors are Dr. María del Carmen Muñoz-Marín and Dr. José Manuel García-Fernández (University of Cordoba, Spain) and currently working in collaboration with Emilio Garcia-Robledo from the University of Cádiz (Spain). 

Elisa received her B.Sc. in Biochemistry from University of Córdoba (Spain) and her M.Sc. in Biotechnology from the same University. She has been part of the team that has described cyanobacterial nanotubes, therefore this research cruise will give her with valuable data on nanotubes in natural populations in the ocean. This will be her first oceanographic research cruise and she is excited to learn and contribute to the science team.